Even James Lovelock, who created Gaia Theory, now worries that environmentalism has become a religion.
Note that “peaceful enjoyment by the inhabitants” is a very broad term that is not limited to human beings. Rather, it includes everything from grass, fish, and insects, to mice, snakes, and people.
Lake Erie would be able to sue whenever any enterprise engaged in activities that the most radical environmentalist in the city opposed.
I believe that time is growing short to throttle this advocacy thrust.
Environmentalism is growing darkly anti-human. That misanthropy has also seeped into science.